By Patriarch Bartholomew
Written with own heat and nice erudition, Encountering the Mystery illuminates the wealthy tradition and soul of Orthodox Christianity. Bartholomew lines the roots of Orthodox Christianity to its founding thousand years in the past, explores its spirituality and doctrine, and explains its liturgy and artwork. extra specially, in a distinct and extraordinary method, he relates Orthodox Christianity to modern concerns, similar to freedom and human rights, social justice and globalization, in addition to nationalism and war.
With a contemporary rebirth of Orthodox Christian church buildings (particularly within the former Soviet Union and in other places in crucial and japanese Europe), there was nice curiosity in knowing this significant department of Christianity with its shut ties to the traditions of the early Church. As united states Today lately said, Orthodox Christian church buildings in the course of the nation are drawing converts attracted through the great thing about its liturgy and encouraged by means of its enduring theology. yet for the overall seeker, no matter what their historical past, Encountering the Mystery is a wealthy religious resource that attracts upon the knowledge of millennia.
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